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    getting a trophy home ?

    after noon all ,

    very shortly ill he heading to co wicklow to stalk sika stags and ill be flying ryan air from stansted , what i would like to know is am i likely to get hastle bringing my caped trophy back in my hand luggage ?

    has anyone else flown home with their trophy with no problems ?

    the last thing i need after a hard weekends stalking is hastle when i arive to fly home !

    any thoughts would be grand !

    cheers lee

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    [QUOTE=leec6.5;253520]after noon all ,

    very shortly ill he heading to co wicklow to stalk sika stags and ill be flying ryan air from stansted , what i would like to know is am i likely to get hastle bringing my caped trophy back in my hand luggage ?

    has anyone else flown home with their trophy with no problems ?

    the last thing i need after a hard weekends stalking is hastle when i arive to fly home !

    any thoughts would be grand !

    cheers lee[/
    hi Lee How about booking and extra seat for it ?? just a thought
    Paul

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    Contact Ryanair and ask them the question themselves.
    I cannot see them being too happy though.

    HWH.

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    I have flown with Ryanair weekly for the past eight years mate..........Only because I have no other option. The only good thing I can say about them is in that time we havn't crashed. Their customer service dosn't exist, they screw every last penny out your pocket and their advertised fares are never 'what you really pay' at the end of the transaction. If they could charge you for farting during the flight they would.

    I would def make them aware of your plans prior to turning up at the airport............and remember to pay the Sika Stags online - check - in as he will be charged 40.00 to do so at the airport !!!!

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    Ok, firstly, Ryan Air, good luck. Next, they only permit one peice of hand luggage without having to pay extra, and unless you're shooting some really small stags, I don't think you'll fit it into one of these sizers (see attached picture)


    I've seen live lobsters brought from boston to heathrow in hand luggage before, but never deer trophies cut for full head/neck taxidermy.

    I'd say, have it done locally to where it was shot, then pay the taxidermist to have it packed in a wooded box and shipped to your home, avoids all the hassle.

    Edit..ps. not to go on an anti-Ryan Air spree, but once I printed my boarding pass, and because the ink was a little bit faded from the printer cartridge running low, they refused the boarding pass and sent me to the check in counter, where they charged me 40 fine for a new boarding pass, and when I got back out to the gate, they had closed it for boarding, so I had to not only wait for the next flight, but buy a new ticket AND pay the 40 again for a new boarding pass....I refused, rented a car in London and drove to Edinburgh,,,enough is enough..good old cars, can't beat 'em.
    Last edited by PKL; 30-08-2011 at 14:26.

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    I have two suggestions:

    Either put a false beard and a hat on it and book a ticket for it under the name Dave Deer

    OR

    Get someone to ship it to you in the post. It would be a big box and cost a few quid I guess but this would seem to be the better plan if you and your mate Dave want to avoid the rubber glove treatment.

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    No! Ryanair's travel conditions prohibit the carrying of "fish, game or hunting trophies" in baggage, hand or otherwise. See http://www.ryanair.com/ie/terms-and-...unacceptableas

    Otherwise I'd like to have seen the faces of the security team when your hand baggage went through the X-ray scanner

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    Ok, firstly, Ryan Air, good luck. Next, they only permit one peice of hand luggage without having to pay extra, and unless you're shooting some really small stags, I don't think you'll fit it into one of these sizers (see attached picture)
    PKL

    Unless I'm mistaken that picture is of a British Airways hand baggage sizer?

    BA allow the IATA standard hand baggage - 56cm x 45cm x 25cm whereas Ryan Air insist on smaller maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm

    So only muntjac sized I'm afraid

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    wear it as a hat?

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    According to Ryan Air's conditions of carriage it won't even be accepted as checked luggage:

    8.3 ITEMS UNACCEPTABLE AS BAGGAGE

    8.3.1 You must not include in your Baggage:

    8.3.1.4 fish, game or hunting trophies;
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